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MOSS 2007 Backup recommendations

  Asked By: Carolyn    Date: Dec 21    Category: Sharepoint    Views: 896

In a post last month, Rickey Beardsley recommended AvePoint DocAve 4.0 and AvePoint SPDR as a good backup/restore solution (thanks, Rick).

Can anyone recommend any other third-party solutions that are ready for MOSS2007?

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Answer #1    Answered By: Jennifer Jones     Answered On: Dec 21

we use AvePoint DocAve 4.0 and SPDR on our SharePoint implementation...

They are supporting MOSS2007 as well.. (not sure if they are there yet). They also just introduced a SharePoint Archiving application that will help archive data.

 
Answer #2    Answered By: Annie Norris     Answered On: Dec 21

For disaster recovery planning, does it do everything? What do you
use to supplement it? Do you have custom webparts or any other
components that need to be backed up separately?

 
Answer #3    Answered By: Chadd Hahn     Answered On: Dec 21

You might want to read my article in Windows IT Pro magazine:

www.windowsitpro.com/.../...kup_and_Recovery_.html

It does not cover the new versions of AvePoint products which have some great new features.

AvePoint products do not backup  anything on the file system. You will need a separate product for that which most of us have already.

 
Answer #4    Answered By: Cheryl Kelley     Answered On: Dec 21

You might want to read my article in Windows IT Pro magazine:

www.windowsitpro.com/.../...kup_and_Recovery_.html

It does not cover the new versions of AvePoint products which have some great new features.

AvePoint products do not backup  anything on the file system. You will need a separate product for that which most of us have already.

 
Answer #5    Answered By: Kalyan Pujari     Answered On: Dec 21

I'm looking at Commvault next, although I don't see any announcement
from them supporting MOSS2007. The 2003 literature they have up
seems to imply that it will do a complete back up and restore. It
would be nice to have a tool that could restore everything including
the IIS Metabase and everything required from the file system
(except the OS and the SharePoint installation) to recreate the farm
all in one shot.

 
Answer #6    Answered By: Jagdish Joshi     Answered On: Dec 21

Remember that with MOSS07 the IIS Metabase information that MOSS needs is in the config_db. Once a member of the farm is identified as a WFE, it creates the IIS configuration from the information in config_db. Makes extending the farm a dream, not a nightmare.

 
Answer #7    Answered By: Shara Johnson     Answered On: Dec 21

What I didn't understand was why you thinj docave is auch a good choice if you
have backup  exec ?

 
Answer #8    Answered By: Christop Mcfadden     Answered On: Dec 21

If I understand your question,

DocAve is an excellent supplement to backup  Exec.

BackUp Exec is designed as a disaster recovery tool. It does not have any capability of restoring a single item, only complete database or server. It is designed to backup the file system which DocAve cannot do.

DocAve is designed to restore site collections or a library or a list or a single item which BackUp Exec cannot do.

CommVault can do either but is much more difficult to learn in comparison to DocAve or SPDR. As I recall, CommVault currently cannot restore a single list item.

 
Answer #9    Answered By: Cassidy Sharpe     Answered On: Dec 21

Another great feature of DocAve product is that it can "migrate" sites, lists, items between portals/areas/site collections.

So if a user has created an ingenous view or a customized list, rather than document every aspect of that list and re-create it by hand, you can actually use DocAve to clone it and "copy" it to other areas of sharepoint instantly.

 
Answer #10    Answered By: Damon Garner     Answered On: Dec 21

I just wondered why backup  exec but I guess any traditional backup software
would do - like arcserve for example ?

 
Answer #11    Answered By: Hans Weiss     Answered On: Dec 21

Sure, for that particular article I was only looking at products that had some SharePoint capability or plug-in.

 
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